Why Big Red Diary?
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1999 Mussey, Pommard Les EpenotsJul. 2010
The aromas are fresh, young and herby before plumbing a ripe red depth. Very fine tannin again – like the last wine – but a bigger mid-palate burst of interest before it slowly fades into the finish.
1999 Vaudoisey-Creusefond, Pommard Les EpenotsJul. 2010
Deep, dark oak-influenced fruit aromas. Almost silky despite the quantity of tannin. The very dark fruit flavour doesn’t excite me but it’s both concentrated and long.
1999 Violot-Guillemard Christophe, Pommard Les EpenotsJul. 2010
To start the fruit aromas are a little diffuse, slowly it tightens to deliver an extra concentration of red berries – okay I’m smitten. Mouth-filling velvet tannin. The fruit is dark and primary.
2008 Parent, Pommard Les EpenotsJul. 2010
Aromatic delicatesse – it’s a beauty! Silkier still. It’s not fat, but the intensity build and builds – I’m smitten, bravo!
1999 Latour Louis, Pommard Les EpenotsMar. 2010
Fresh young fruit on the nose – it’s very pretty and precise. Lots of flavour dimension here. The tannins is less fine than many but the lovely mid-palate fruit slowly lingers. Super, but 10 years needed in the cellar…
1999 Moissenet-Bonnard Jean-Louis, Pommard Les EpenotsMar. 2010
Comely, warm red fruit aromas. Almost velvet tannin, you have to wait for the mid-plate for fruit flavour, but then it bursts through before holding very well in the finish. Like the last wine, very primary.
1989 Taupenot Andrée, Pommard Les EpenotsJul. 2008
Medium, medium-minus colour – some amber at the rim. The nose starts with fungus and undergrowth to be replaced in short-order by dense, chocolate coated red fruits. The acidity starts a little pronounced, but also that slightly discordant note quickly fades. It’s fresh with a lovely burst of flavour in the mid-palate and still a rasp of tannin too. Good length. It has a hint of the rustic, but was devoured – a super bottle.
1998 Potel Nicolas, Pommard Les EpenotsNov. 2003
Medium ruby colour. The nose has black and red cherry – shaded to black – with a sweet capuccino tail – still quite primary. The palate doesn’t show much fat, but there’s super acidity and deep, drying, velvetty tannins. Despite the lack of fat, the fruit seems amply concentrated. A good, above average length finish too. Restored my faith, the first two bottles from the case were corked!
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